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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 2, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Claiborne H. Ferguson, Memphis, Tennessee for the Defendant-Appellant, Anthony Brown.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and W. Chris Scruggs, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

A Shelby County jury convicted the Defendant-Appellant, Anthony Brown, of possession of 0.5 grams or more of cocaine with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, simple possession of cocaine, a Class A misdemeanor, and simple possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. The conviction for simple possession of cocaine was merged with the Class B felony, and Brown received an effective twenty-year sentence as a Range II offender. On appeal, Brown argues that (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction of possession with intent to deliver, (2) the State committed prosecutorial misconduct at trial, and (3) the trial court erred in instructing the jury. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.